A plot of land on Lake Starnberg. A wooden boat. An electric outboard.
There are significant restrictions on operating combustion engines on Lake Starnberg. This led Gardena managers Dr. Christoph Ballin and Dr. Friedrich Böbel to look into the question of electric boat propulsion. Instead of finding high-tech products and drive systems produced on an industrial scale, they discovered a market opportunity.
When they founded Torqeedo, concepts such as clean tech and electromobility had not yet been coined. But it was already obvious back in 2004 that electric motors would become increasingly important in the future due to global population growth, the growth of the middle classes around the world, limited oil reserves, and efforts to limit global warming.
And since a good idea is also an obligation – the lack of competitive products on the one hand and the future significance of electric propulsion systems on the other gave rise to Torqeedo.
We create the future of how people move on the water
As pioneers in the field of water-based electromobility, we have set many standards since founding Torqeedo, reinforcing the lead of our motors over all other solutions available on the market.
Superior technology and revolutionary benefits are what we set out to achieve. And every product that Torqeedo brings to market meets both these criteria. All our drive systems operate at record levels with regard to overall efficiency, the most important measure of electric propulsion, as it determines potential power and range for a limited battery supply.
Torqeedo offers outboards and inboards, electric motors and hybrid drive systems ranging from 0,5 to 100 kW on motor level (up to 200 kW on system level). There are also all sorts of functional and innovative accessories – from lithium batteries and solar charging equipment to smartphone apps.
Sustainability unites people around the world
The desire to safeguard nature for future generations is the same all over the world – it is encountered in industrial nations and in emerging economies, in east and west and in all social strata. The interest in environmentally friendly solutions is also correspondingly high.
We offer such solutions for water-based propulsion systems, combined with advice, delivery and service. In over 50 countries on 5 continents.
We create the future of how people move on the water
As pioneers in the field of water-based electromobility, we have set many standards since founding Torqeedo in 2005, reinforcing the lead of our motors over all other solutions available on the market.
Superior technology and revolutionary benefits are what we set out to achieve, and every product that Torqeedo brings to market meets both these criteria.
There are no other electric drives that have received nearly as many awards in the boat industry as the Torqeedo drives. In this respect as well, Torqeedo drives are playing in a different league.
Award: NMMA Innovation Award 2019 – Year: 2019 – Product: Deep Blue 100i – Presented by: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Torqeedo’s new Deep Blue 100i integrated inboard electric propulsion system was honored today with a 2019 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show.
The Innovation Awards were judged by a team of experienced marine-industry journalists from Boating Writers International (BWI).
Award: Maritime Sustainability Award - Year: 2018 - Product: Deep Blue System - Presented by: European Commercial Marine Awards
Torqeedo received the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECM) prestigious Maritime Sustainability Award for its outstanding achievements in environmental and sustainability initiatives, at Seawork International in Southampton, UK.
Torqeedo was recognized for its contributions to the development of the ECOCAT, an 18-meter, 120-passenger electro-solar vessel recently launched by Metaltec Naval Shipyard and designed by m2 Ingenieria Naval. The ECM Maritime Sustainability Award is awarded to a company or organization operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector which demonstrates outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts
Award: SAILING Today 2017 - Year: 2017 - Product: Cruise FP Rudder Drive - Presented by: Sailing Today Magazin, UK
Hanse/Torqeedo/Jefa. The Green Award goes to Hanse Yachts who has been working in partnership with Torqeedo and Jefa steering to develop its all new rudder drive. This is an innovative design that incorporates an electric motor into the rudder itself. It’s a pioneering and new solution that points the way to the future of propulsion in yachts.
Award: Top Product 2017 - Year: 2017 - Product: Cruise FP - Presented by: Boating Industry Magazine, USA
The jurors of the US magazine Boating Industry have awarded the Cruise FP “Top Product 2016” for the marine industry.
Award: NMMA Innovation Award 2017 – Year: 2017 – Product: Cruise FP – Presented by: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Torqeedo’s Cruise FP models win the Innovation Award of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the USA.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association, in cooperation with Boating Writers International, honored the winners of the Innovation Awards during the Innovation Breakfast of the Miami Boat Show.
Award: Pittman Innovation Award - Year: 2017 - Product: Cruise FP Rudder Drive - Presented by: Sail Magazine, USA
Torqeedo has been honored with a fourth Pittman Innovation Award by SAIL Magazine for its Cruise Fixed Pod motor series and the groundbreaking Rudder Drive.
Award: Overall winner of the DAME Award 2016 – Year: 2016 – Product: Cruise FP – Presented by: DAME
The jury praised the Torqeedo Cruise FP for “its beautiful engineering and close attention to detail design, its integrated approach, its compact dimensions and its market realistic price” – creating exciting new opportunities for the interior design of sailing yachts by removing the need for a traditional engine compartment.
Second overall victory for Torqeedo in four years
The DAME Design Awards are given in seven categories with one “Overall Winner”. With this the jury recognizes “outstanding examples of groundbreaking research and development” in the marine industry – a great honor to the newly introduced Cruise Pod propulsion system.
Award: Top Product 2016 - Year: 2016 - Product: Cruise 10.0 R - Presented by: Boating Industry Magazine, USA
The jurors of the US magazine Boating Industry, who have awarded the Cruise 10.0 R “Top Product 2016” for the marine industry, called Torqeedo’s new motor a “green and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational users”.
Award: Asian Marine & Boating Award - Year: 2016 - Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business 2016 - Presented by: China Boat Industry & Trade Association
The international jury of the Asian Marine & Boating Awards called Torqeedo “THE name in electric outboards“ at the 21st China International Boat Show in Shanghai.
Award: Pittman Innovation Award - Year: 2016 - Product: Deep Blue Hybrid-System - Presented by: Sail Magazine, USA
Industrial engineering, carefully matched components and a fully-tested and integrated safety system set Deep Blue Hybrid apart, as the SAIL editors reported in the award text: “What Torqeedo is offering is a reliable turnkey system with the backing of a single, established manufacturer, eliminating what has thus far proved to be a major hurdle to this kind of technology truly going mainstream.”
Award: Best of Boats Winner 2014 International
Best of Boats Award 2014 The "Tender 06e from designboats.ch powered by Deep Blue 80 from Torqeedo" is winner of the "Best for Nature" category at the BOOT & FUN in Berlin.
Award: NMMA Innovation Award 2013 – Year: 2013 – Product: Deep Blue – Presented by: NMMA
And the NMMA Innovation Award 2013 was presented for the new Deep Blue 80-hp equivalent outboard system at the end of the 2012/2013 trade fair season.